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 Post subject: Whirlpool bathtub
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Hi, I brought a Whirlpool bathtub for my bathroom, and there is something that concerns me, probably that's a rare situation but still... if someone is having a bath and there's a leak in the pipes and the water reaches the motor and the electric circuits? There will be an electrocution right? Does the GFCI would solve the problem? Thanks in advance


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It seems that you are not in the UK and your GFCI is called a RCD in the UK.

But yes it should stop an electrocution.



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THanks... I am in Uk actually, I just found the GFCI name in the google. Good to know. Having electricity just under a big tub of water does some confusion :)


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THanks... I am in Uk actually, I just found the GFCI name in the google. Good to know. Having electricity just under a big tub of water does some confusion :)


Funnily enough it's in zone "Zero" of a bathroom which is as safe as you can get (in a bathroom) so long as it is RCD protected it is safe.

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THanks... I am in Uk actually, I just found the GFCI name in the google. Good to know. Having electricity just under a big tub of water does some confusion :)


Funnily enough it's in zone "Zero" of a bathroom which is as safe as you can get (in a bathroom) so long as it is RCD protected it is safe.


Well if was my bath then it would also flood the kitchen below should the bath leak.

I flooded my parents kitchen out about 30 years ago (and for some reason my Mum still goes on about it) due to a bath leak caused by my girlfriend wearing stilettos in the bath.


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wine~o wrote:
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THanks... I am in Uk actually, I just found the GFCI name in the google. Good to know. Having electricity just under a big tub of water does some confusion :)


Funnily enough it's in zone "Zero" of a bathroom which is as safe as you can get (in a bathroom) so long as it is RCD protected it is safe.


Well if was my bath then it would also flood the kitchen below should the bath leak.

I flooded my parents kitchen out about 30 years ago (and for some reason my Mum still goes on about it) due to a bath leak caused by my girlfriend wearing stilettos in the bath.


Stilettos in a bath ? what else was she wearing??? (Ithink I know the answer to that question...)

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Stilettos in a bath ? what else was she wearing??? (Ithink I know the answer to that question...)


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Stilettos in a bath ? what else was she wearing??? (Ithink I know the answer to that question...)


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I find myself disappointed. I thought at the very least there would be a suspender belt and stockings involved. :wink:

either of you wearing them...

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